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Day of the Jackal (UK | France, 1973)

Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Edward Fox, Terry Alexander, Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Eric Porter, Jean Martin, Cyril Cusack. Story of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal, relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense. From the book by Frederick Forsyth. 143 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
The films of Fred Zinnemann : critical perspectives / edited by Arthur Nolletti, Jr. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1999. (MAIN: PN1998.3.Z56 F56 1999)
Marcus, Alan. "Uncovering an Auteur: Fred Zinnemann." Film History 2000 12(1): 49-56 8p. Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only
Sinyard, Neil. Fred Zinnemann : films of character and conscience Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2003. (MAIN: PN1998.3.Z56 S56 2003)
Sternberg, Claudia. "Real-life references in four Fred Zinnemann films." Film Criticism; n1 1994, Vol. 18/19 Issue 3, p108-126, 19p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only